will and leadership are more important than institutions.
Manuel Barroso # Politics,
- The art
of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say
Blair # Leadership,
- It is
unlikely that there will be any substantial progress toward
a final settlement without active American leadership and
Blitzer # Leadership,
experienced leaders like these, who have stepped forward and
committed to the critical task of transforming urban school
systems, offer new promise to raising student achievement
for every student in our urban centers. We are excited to
train this new class with the skills necessary to effectively
manage an urban school district.
Broad # Talent,
make the mistake of trying to set out every day in this leadership
campaign policies that will make us look ridiculous in five
Cameron # Mistakes,
- Use encouragement.
Make the fault seem easy to correct.
Carnegie # Encouragement,
- I'd say
one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple
of decades, from a management perspective, is that really
when you come down to it, it really is all about people and
all about leadership.
Case # Learning,
leadership is putting first things first. Effective management
is discipline, carrying it out.
Covey # Leadership,
is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership
determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right
Covey # Management,
anybody know who the managers are at Windsor, at Hutton. I
mean these guys run billions. Well, we don't even know who
they are. I don't even know who they are. I've met them and
I don't know who they are.
Cramer # Leadership,
leaders cannot begin to foster a climate of positive order
if their sole concern is making a profit. They must also have
a vision that gives life meaning, that offers people hope
for their own future and those of their children.
Csikszentmihalyi # Business,
- It is
impossible to survive as a leader in business without enjoying
what one does. The job would become too stressful, the hours
too long, and the temptation to spend more and more time on
diversions too strong.
Csikszentmihalyi # Leadership,
- The ability
to give objective feedback to oneself is in fact the mark
of the expert.
Csikszentmihalyi # Criticism,
- In a
large organization it is frequently difficult for a leader
to have an accurate sense f the company's affairs because
reports are often afraid to be candid about problems.
Csikszentmihalyi # Company,
is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter
where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk
especially in new undertakings.
Disney # Encouragement,
leaders don't start out asking, "What do I want to do?"
They ask, "What needs to be done?" Then they ask,
"Of those things that would make a difference, which
are right for me?"
Drucker # Success,
take on things you don't believe in and that you yourself
are not good at. Learn to say no. Effective leaders match
the objective needs of their company with the subjective competencies.
As a result, they get an enormous amount of things done fast.
Drucker # Belief,
people in business take social leadership differently.
Drucker # Business,
human history, it was the super achievers -- and only the
super achievers -- who knew when to say "No."
Drucker # Leadership,
- The most
important decisions in organizations are people decisions,
and yet only the military, and only recently, has begun to
ask, "If we assign this general to lead this base, what
do we expect him to accomplish?"
Drucker # Important,
Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He
decides who's going to build.
Ellison # Technology,
fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in
both the application space and the database space. In the
very beginning, people said you couldn't make relational databases
fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could,
and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse
until IBM said, "Oh yeah, this stuff is good."
Ellison # Innovative,
was a guy like we are, not only that he considered himself
a revolutionary and lived like one, but he was a character
in the truest sense of the word ... We have finally to let
out this psychological wreckage ... it is our and my darkest
chapter, I know or better to say I suspect it, because I am
extremely afraid of certain things that are inside of me.
Fischer # Fear,
- If I
wasn't master of my own company, I would start another.
Ford # Company,
- The leader
needs to create an environment in which people can analyze
the situation and develop a good response.
Gates # Good,
have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.
Grove # Leadership,
- My feelings
as a Christian points me to my Lord and Saviour as a fighter.
It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded
by a few followers, recognised these Jews for what they were
and summoned men to fight against them and who, Gods
Hitler # Feelings,
- The art
of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of
the people against a single adversary and taking care that
nothing will split up that attention.
Hitler # Art,
always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the
Iacocca # Leadership,
- A great
company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not
a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle
that second guesses.
Icahn # Great,
distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Jobs # Innovative,
should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity,
entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become
their role model.
Kalam # Education,
- If there
is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.
I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.
Kamprad # Leadership,
- I always
took my role as a leader, and certainly chairman and CEO of
a major company very seriously as to our employees and trying
to create opportunities for them and create opportunities
where they could even, as I said many times, could realize
their God-given potential and maybe realize more potential
than even they realize they had.
Lay # Leadership,
is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the
power to inspire others to follow.
Lombardi # Leadership,
are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort,
which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any
goal that is worthwhile.
Lombardi # Difficult,
- I never
thought I'd say this, what Obama needs in his personality
is a little George Bush.
Maher # Politicians,
- If you
have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest
children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion,
they call you Pope.
Maher # Famous,
must demand results. But that's not the issue. Top management
is not always realistic about the level of results demanded
and how well those results can be delivered by those below.
Martin # Leadership,
want to feel their leaders know where they' re going, since
the employees have to follow that path.
Martin # Employee,
people can see which direction the leaders are going in it
becomes easier to motivate them.
Mittal # Leadership,
- The buck
stops with the guy who signs the checks.
Murdoch # Management,
- The buck
stops with me, but I can tick off dozens of very good senior
executives that are responsible for hundreds or thousands
of people who work for me.
Murdoch # Leadership,
and leadership in the 21st century demand more. In an era
when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero sum
Obama # Politics,
like any leader, is human. And, you know, our challenges in
this country isn't finding the next person who's gonna deliver
us from our own evil. Because our challenges are us. The challenges
that this country faces is how are we as individuals in this
society gonna change? What are we gonna do differently?
Obama # Human,
the Kyoto Protocol enters into the force tomorrow, the world
will take a significant and long-awaited first step towards
stemming global warming. Instead of stepping forward as the
world leader on climate change, however, the Bush Administration
is clinging to the role of world obstructionist.
Pelosi # Global
- The surest
way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn
how, and when, and to whom to delegate work.
Cash Penney # Learning,
- Go outside
the firm to a number of seminars on the topic - even if you're
chairman of a 20$ billion company- and let everybody know
you went, and took notes.
Peters # Leadership,
you set high standards in the past that make it clear what
level of performance you demand?
Peters # Encouragement,
is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their
problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have
either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you
do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Powell # Leadership,
is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management
says is possible.
Powell # Leadership,
leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through
argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody
Powell # Great,
- I don't
think of power in terms of conquering people. I don't think
of it as something to be imposed. That kind of power seldom
Robbins # Thinking,
- A truly
effective leader has to have a strong internal frame. He wouldn't
be much of a leader if he spent all his time asking people
what they thought of something before he took any action.
Robbins # Leadership,
management consists in showing average people how to do the
work of superior people.
Rockefeller # Leadership,
I work with are open to leadership that has a vision, but
this vision has to be communicated clearly and persuasively,
and always, always with passion.
Roddick # Work,
- I just
don't really get into all that sort of personal negative stuff.
My job is to outline some positive plans for the country's
future and perhaps Mr. Howard
and the Government don't like the fact that I'm putting out
some positive alternatives. What's their preference.. for
me to be a negative carping opposition leader?
Rudd # Job,
- I see
a military option a high-grade danger, ... Therefore I can
certainly rule out that a German government under my leadership
would take part in one.
Schroeder # War,
my leadership, this country will not be available for adventures.
Schroeder # Leadership,
- I consider
my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset
I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is
by appreciation and encouragement.
R. Schwab # Encouragement,
leaders must possess far-sighted vision, detailed action plans,
macro-thinking, and a global outlook. To get ahead in the
race, they must also possess a deep understanding of their
own organization and that of their competitors.
Ka Shing # Thinking,
come and go, but Germany and the German people remain.
Stalin # Politics,
especially people in positions of power.. have invested a
tremendous amount of effort and time to get to where they
are. They really don't want to hear that we're on the wrong
path, that we've got to shift gears and start thinking differently.
Suzuki # Leaders,
- Do not
wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Teresa # Leadership,
- I always
something of a leader in my neighborhood. Much the way it
is today, people either liked me a lot, or they didn't like
me at all.
Trump # Leadership
- I am
a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a
Tutu # Leadership,
- The general
who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple
before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but
few calculations beforehand.
Tzu # Winning,
- A leader
leads by example not by force.
Tzu # Leadership,
- Be extremely
subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious,
even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the
director of the opponent's fate.
Tzu # Leadership,
of War, Influence
- If words
of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly
understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders are
clear, and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the
fault of their officers.
Tzu # Leadership,
expert in battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
Tzu # Warrior,
- Of all
those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate
than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than
those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more
confidential than those relating to secret operations.
Tzu # Army,
leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their
personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what
they can accomplish.
Walton # Leadership,
all, good leaders are open. They go up, down, and around their
organization to reach people. They don't stick to the established
channels. They're informal. They're straight with people.
They make a religion out of being accessible. They never get
bored telling their story.
Welch # Leadership,
we are looking for are leaders at every level who can energize,
excite and inspire rather than enervate, depress and control.
Welch # Leadership,
- I got
my first taste of leadership from the scrappy, aggressive
kids in the neighbourhood as they played endless games and
Welch # Leadership
the worst thing a person does is fire somebody. Or lay somebody
off. It's the most unpleasant moment of a leader's life. That's
why people don't do it.
Welch # Leadership,
- A business
leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission.
That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in
today's competitive and ever-changing business environment.
A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.
Whitman # Inspirational,
- Our world
is very dishonest, and our leaders encourage dishonesty by
setting bad examples- by lying, being corrupt, and using political
sleight of hand to sustain power.
Wilde # Encouragement,
- We are
driving innovation to be leaders in areas such as advertising,
music, broadband, and search. Consumers vote with their mouse
every day and we never take their choices for granted.
Yang # Innovative,
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